Crowns & Bridges
Are you in need of a dental crown or bridge? Look no further! Our experienced staff and dentists are here to help you. Our goal for your treatment is to replace damaged or missing teeth with functional, natural-looking teeth that boost your confidence and enhance the look of your smile.
What is a Crown?
In situations in which a tooth cannot be saved with a filling or porcelain onlay, a dental crown is usually the next best choice over tooth extraction. A crown, or “cap”, covers the entire tooth’s surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. Basically, a crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. While crowns do come in different materials, porcelain crowns are the most popular.
Some of the reasons you may need a crown are:
- Broken or fracture teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Fracture fillings
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Large fillings
What is a Bridge?
Do you have more than one missing tooth in an area? A bridge may be the perfect solution for filling the gap. What is a dental bridge? A dental bridge is a dental device that is used to replace a missing tooth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth. The longer you have a missing tooth, your teeth surrounding the gap can start to shift into that open space. Also, your bone density can start to change which will affect your smile, giving you a “sunken” appearance. That is why it is important to schedule an appointment.
So reasons you may need a bridge:
- Fill space of missing teeth.
- Maintain facial shape.
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
- Restore chewing and speaking ability.
- Restore your smile.
If you think you might need a crown or bridge, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jason & Dr. Elizabeth Berry. When you come in for your appointment, we will prepare your teeth for the crown or bridge using our digital software. After taking an impression, we will place a temporary crown or bridge while the permanent one is being made. Once ready, they will then fit and adjust to your comfort. We look forward to seeing you. Schedule your appointment today!